The performance of Glutino and Udi's has fallen behind US gluten-free market

Why Pinnacle Foods faces work on Boulder Brands

There has been more consolidation in the US food industry, with another big player largely focused on stagnant categories moving for a busin...

'Responses and positions should be objective, rational and evidence-based'

What could be benefit of US approval of GM salmon?

The US Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve AquaBounty Technologies' AquAdvantage salmon for consumption in the country sees t...

Uncle Ben's owner Mars will only source 'sustainable' rice by 2020

Why Mars rice plan not just crop-ticking exercise

Recent years have seen the launch of numerous sustainability standards and initiatives across various agricultural commodities. Ben Cooper a...

ConAgra Foods scheduled to be no more, with US group to split in two

ConAgra Foods: what could happen next? - analysis

ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitt...

Greencore Group says focus on food-to-go working

Greencore's food-to-go focus paying dividends

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-ba...

Danone targeting 5% annual growth in sales by 2020 - while also increasing margins

How Danone aims to meet its 2020 objectives

Danone outlined plans to raise its sales and earnings performance through to 2020 in an investor meeting held earlier this week. The company...

The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit 19 Nov 15

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to eke out savings. But other changes in the market, not least shopper promiscuity and the rise of non-traditional outlets, means manufacturers have weigh up a series of factors when looking to make changes to their supply chains. just-food reports back from the IGD Supply Chain Summit on what executives in the field believe are the key issues to consider.

Will Belvita win at breakfast in China? 18 Nov 15

Mondelez International has taken its breakfast biscuit concept, Belvita, to China in a bid to capture the attention of the young, time-poor consumer on the hunt for convenience. But with different tastes and habits at breakfast, can the Chinese consumer be convinced to take on Belvita as an alternative? Hannah Abdulla explores.

Thought Leaders

Fonterra, Bellamy's strike baby nutritionals partn

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Nov 15 Fonterra and Bellamy's Australia will produce baby nutritional powders

Fonterra and Australian baby food maker Bellamy's Australia have announced an agreement to produce a range of baby nutritional powders.

Thai poultry firms accused over 'labour abuses'

Dean Best | 30 Nov 15 Four processors in Thailand facing claims over mistreating migrant workers

Four poultry companies operating in Thailand have been accused of mistreating migrant workers, with claims there are signs of forced labour at production facilities.

Nestle stands firm over Maggi Pazzta lead concerns

Dean Best | 30 Nov 15 Maggi Pazzta in spotlight in India

Nestle has insisted its Maggi Pazzta products on sale in India are "100% safe" amid reports tests have found a batch of products contain excessive levels of lead.

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Aryzta Q1 sales get forex boost

2 Sisters Food "in talks" for S&A Foods plant

Cranswick H1 profits rise on sales, cost control

Raisio rolls out Harvest Cheweee snack bar bites

R&R Ice Cream 9M sales, profits rise

South Korea blocks French poultry on bird flu fear

Nairn's Oatcakes with on-the-go NPD in UK

Vilkyskiu Pienine posts 9M profit fall

Ritter chairman Andreas Ronken on growing in challenging environment - the just-food interview 24 Nov 15

Katy AskewRonken believes Alfred Ritter meet trends including demand for clean labels and simple ingredients

German chocolate maker Alfred Ritter is a family-owned company that produces the iconic Ritter Sport square chocolate tablets. The Waldenbuch-based group hopes to the product's unique appearance and the quality of its chocolate to drive growth in Europe and the US. Katy Askew speaks to chairman Andreas Ronken about Ritter's aspirations.

How American Halal Co. is riding the ethical wave 12 Nov 15

Hannah AbdullaAmerican Halal Co., CEO, Adnan Durrani

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Wyke Farms aims to quadruple international sales  5 Nov 15

Katy AskewWyke MD Clothier unveils new export range at the Anuga trade show in Cologne last month

UK cheddar maker Wyke Farms hopes to quadruple the size of its international business over the next four years. For a premium company with some significant long-term ambitions, growing overseas is an increasingly important strategy as Wyke grapples with a highly price-sensitive UK market. Katy Askew speaks to Wyke MD Richard Clothier. 

Russia Turkey sanctions - food said to be involved

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 30 Nov 15

The Kremlin has formally outlined the sanctions Moscow is imposing on Turkey after a Russian fighter jet was shot down last week and, although specific details on the goods to be blocked has yet to be announced, food items are reportedly involved.

Woolworths pushes healthy eating with free fruit for kids

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 30 Nov 15

As global focus centres on childhood obesity and food-related illnesses, Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd has devised one way to get children to reach for a healthier snack over junk: give it to them for free.

Nestle gives KitKat golden touch in Japan

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 27 Nov 15

Capitalising on Kit Kat's popularity in Japan, Nestle is rolling out a limited edition of gold-enveloped single Kit Kat Fingers.

Pinnacle Foods moves for Boulder Brands

Pinnacle Foods moves for Boulder Brands

Pinnacle Foods, the US group with Birds Eye frozen veg and Duncan Hines cake mixes in its portfolio, has swooped to buy free-from business Boulder Brands. But is a move for a company that has struggled in recent quarters a wise one?

ConAgra Foods to divide in two

ConAgra Foods to divide in two

CEO Sean Connolly has decided to split the US group in two, creating a consumer-facing business and a frozen potato products supplier.

TreeHouse becomes private-label powerhouse

TreeHouse becomes private-label powerhouse

US group strikes deal to buy ConAgra Foods' own-label operations.

Snyder's-Lance emerges as Diamond Foods buyer

Snyder's-Lance emerges as Diamond Foods buyer

The US snacks group has moved to buy the Kettle Chips owner in a cash-and-shares deal.

How Brands Can Win in Online Grocery

How Brands Can Win in Online Grocery

Food manufacturers have traditionally been one or more steps removed from their consumers - separated by retailers, wholesalers and even international divides. The stunning popularity of online shopping has created a new opportunity for FMCG companies to develop and nurture direct relationships with consumers, and in doing so, create more successful outcomes... Read more

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